February 03, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Comelec delivers knock-out win for Centena

Five Commissioners and the Chairman of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) now upheld an earlier ruling declaring a defeated Iloilo town vice mayor as the real winner.

As such, the Resolution made En Banc, orders the assumption into office of Alex Centena as the rightful vice mayor of Calinog, Iloilo and not the current official, Salvador Divinagracia Jr.

US medical mission to continue despite NPA threat

US troops will continue with their civic mission in Capiz despite the threat posed by the New People’s Army.

“There’s no problem with the medical mission,” Capt. Renante Besa, 3rd Infantry Divison information officer, told The News Today yesterday, as he downplayed the order of the Communist Party of the Philippines for the NPA to conduct offensives against Balance Piston 09-1 in Jamindan, Capiz.

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Devotees offer flowers, candles and prayers to the “sacred” image of Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria at the Jaro Cathedral.

Devotees offer flowers, candles and prayers to the “sacred” image of Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria at the Jaro Cathedral.

WV 2nd largest rice producing region in the country

With a production of 2,117, 598 metric tons (mt), Western Visayas ranked second among the 16 regions on palay production for calendar year 2008. Central Luzon top the rice producing regions with a production of 3,043,956 mt, Cagayan Valley ranked 3rd with a production of 2,094,373 mt, Ilocos region ranked 4th – 1,676,980 mt and SOCCSKSARGEN ranked 5th with a production of 1,234,868 mt in 2008.


Divinagracia counsel confident of reversal, hangs on to SC’s ‘telescopic mind’

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) may have declared En Banc that Alex Centena and not Salvador Divinagracia Jr. is the rightful vice mayor of Calinog, Iloilo.

Search for Outstanding Agri-Achievers on

Dir. Larry P. Nacionales of the Department of Agriculture announced recently that the search for outstanding agricultural achievers or Gawad Saka is being conducted in Western Visaya.

Ilonggo artists join exhibit for a cause

Twelve Ilonggo artists are mounting Hiyas sang Villa (Treasures of Villa) at the Camiña Balay nga Bato in Arevalo district, Iloilo City.

DTI entrepreneurship project goes regionwide

The Department of Trade and Industry in the region will make housewives, farmers, and unemployed become entrepreneurs.


CRC warden wants 'real' rehabilitation for inmates

ROXAS CITY – Newly-installed provincial warden of Capiz Rehabilitation Center (CRC) has started initiating measures and introduce new systems that would make the jail truly a place where inmates could be rehabilitated.

Capiz Prov’l Police Office tops shooting competition

ROXAS CITY – Capiz Provincial Police Office (CPPO) topped the one-day Inter-Police Station Shooting Competition organized by CPPO director Senior Supt. Josephus Angan and Capiz Gun Club (CGC) under the leadership of Dr. Nicky Mejia.


Farmers receive seeds, fertilizers from province

The Provincial Government of Negros Occidental through its Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) distributed 10,675 bags of organic fertilizers and 185 sacks of registered rice seeds amounting to P2.3M to farmers during a turn-over at Brgy. Tabunan, Bago City yesterday.

City council tackles road closure problem

BACOLOD CITY -- Committee on Laws chairman Councilor Dindo Ramos yesterday led the public hearing regarding the complaint of residents of Purok Langis, Brgy. Banago that will be affected by the impending closure of a road by Proxima Realty and Development Corporation.


Spirituality for our troubled times
On wings of songs, “Yes, we can!”
de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
Bad Breath: Is there a cure?
Bridging the gap
The early years of the Iloilo Dinagyang
My (Some!) New Year's Resolutions


Obama and Ina

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Change sucks but deal with it

/ Kathy M. Argos

Open Letter:
Open letter to US Pres. Obama


Rational Insanity:
How the ‘it’ kept our culture

/ Bryan Mari Argos

Having a Say

/ Rhea B. Peñaflor

Bull's eye:
Pagcor and PCSO's donations



The 'mama' behind Monyeka Festival

The 'mama' behind Monyeka Festival: Varvin Hope Simone Hiñola

The Monyeka Festival airing weeknights at Campus Radio, GMA has gained a huge following. Why? Credit it to Mama Monyeka (Varvin Hope Simone Hiñola in real life) --- frank, alert, happy and has an endless vocabulary of funny words and antics that only a few can imitate.

One Fine Dinner Party

One Fine Dinner Party

The Strawberry House of society maven Norma Padilla -Rosales located at the busy General Luna St. came alive on Sunday of Dinagyang Week when the family hosted once again their annual thanksgiving dinner to guests of more than one hundred and fifty close friends and relatives.

SM's Greenbag

SM's Greenbag

SM City Iloilo and other SM malls nationwide joined hands to save Mother Earth by launching the reusable Green Bag last Jan. 16, 2009. The Green Bag is a non-woven fabric bag made of 100 percent polypropylene and designed by renowned Filipino artist Manuel Baldemor.

Tom’s Passion

Tom’s Passion

During the 70’s, the name “Bascon” has always been synonymous to the hotel in Bacolod City’s downtown area. In a city where hotels were few and far between, the Bascon Hotel stood out from among the buildings that made up the city’s commercial center.


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